I have a 26month old boy that has been difficult since about 18 months. Constant temper tantrums and screaming, kicking and biting. I have been to parent counseling, taken him to doctors and tried all that I could. I had one doctor diagnose him with ODD. He is just now starting to talk pretty well, so I was shocked that a children's doctor had the gall to diagnose him based on my information and without any sort of formal evaluation. I am at my wits end. We cannot attend church, go to dinner or do much else in public for fear of a major meltdown on my son's part. I have tried spanking (does nothing but make me feel like ****), time out and down right ignoring his behavior. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG????? The counselor that I was seening, suggested so many diffent things that just aren't working. I don't expect overnight changes, but we have been trying since he was 18mo. old if not a little younger. I have many people tell me that once he develops better language skills it will get better...why should that make it better??? Can someone help me please?? His behavior has affected the whole family and my marriage. Please help!!!